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Massey manager charged with hiding cause of mine deaths

Prosecutors charged Massey Energy mine manager David C. Hughart with covering up defiance of safety regulations and resulting dangerous conditions from government inspectors.

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CT working families defeat Linda's lies

Connecticut voters smacked down tea party Republican Linda McMahon on Election Day and chose Rep. Chris Murphy to be their new U.S. Senator.

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Unions warn about phony emails and other voting problems

Union activists at the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO and the state's Service Employees International Union say that African American voters here are the targets of emails warning them not to vote the "straight Democratic" ticket because it supposedly would not include President Obama.

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NLRB to probe overly broad employee handbooks

The NLRB's top lawyer is turning his attention to overly broad "employee handbooks" that curb or violate workers' rights.

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A fight grows in Brooklyn to save SUNY Downstate

Public health professionals are working to save hundreds of jobs and preserve community services here at a state university-run medical center, the fourth largest employer in the borough

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Ohio labor rallies for Obama

At the Ohio State AFL-CIO Convention delegates heard a continuous cascade of powerful appeals to fully mobilize labor behind the President in the all-important November election.

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Parents and students back Chicago teachers

Hundreds of parents and students demonstrated their solidarity with striking Chicago teachers in rallies across the city Sept.18.

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Wisconsin’s anti-collective bargaining law struck down

Unions and their members are thrilled about a Wisconsin court ruling Friday striking down the state law pushed by Gov. Scott Walker.

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In Chicago, a movement is born to reclaim public education

Parents, students and community groups, whose pent up outrage at school privatization dictated by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been unleashed by the strike, joined teachers on the picket lines.

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Chicago teachers strike for good schools

Declaring "enough is enough," 28,000 Chicago public school teachers, paraprofessionals, clinicians, social workers and counselors went on strike September 10. 

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